Michelle Fabio

Law Expert


J.D., Temple University

B.A., English and History, Duke University


  • Licensed attorney and award-winning blogger
  • Contributing writer for Forbes and featured blogger for LegalZoom
  • Author of The Art of the Law School Personal Statement, (Amazon Digital, 2012)
  • Served two years as an appellate clerk for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania


Michelle Fabio is a former writer for ThoughtCo, contributing articles about law school and the Bar Exam for three years. Upon graduation from law school and passing the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar Exams, she served a two-year appellate clerkship with Justice Frank J. Montemuro, Jr. of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. During law school, Fabio worked as a research assistant and as a summer associate with Philadelphia law firm Manta & Welge. She also wrote for The Legal Intelligencer Suburban Edition.

Through her law school, summer associate, and clerking experiences, Fabio has learned what admissions counselors, professors, law firms, and judges want in a law student, employee, and law clerk. She is now a freelance writer who works with other attorneys as well as with popular legal publications and websites such as LegalZoom.com, where she is a featured blogger.


Michelle Fabio earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Temple University–Beasley School of Law. She also holds a bachelor degree in English and History from Duke University.

Awards and Publications

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